On the 2023 Bikini Worldwide contest, Lauralie Chapados defended her crown, besting three Bikini Olympia champions, together with the reigning Olympia champion Maureen Blanquisco. Blanquisco ranked second in Columbus, OH, forward of Olympia champion Jennifer Dorie in third and three-time Olympia champion Ashley Kaltwasser.
Kaltwasser’s Olympia reign lasted from 2013 to 2015. Whereas she hasn’t received the most important prize in bodybuilding since then, Kaltwasser has been remarkably constant in professional exhibits whereas competing at an much more spectacular frequency.
On March 7, 2023, Kaltwasser took to her YouTube channel to share why she chooses to compete on the price that she does moderately than take an low season to placed on extra muscle. Test it out beneath:
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One of the vital widespread inquiries Kaltwasser receives on social media regards why she doesn’t take an extended low season to arrange for the Olympia. Kaltwasser addresses that query two-fold. First, she batted the belief that the Olympia is the one present value getting ready for. Whereas the Olympia is the most important bodybuilding present of the yr, it’s not the one present that Kaltwasser cares about.
I don’t wish to put all of my eggs into one basket just for it to not present any enhancements.
Secondly, Kaltwasser finds she is probably the most motivated with a present approaching. Coaching for a contest eight months out, for instance, is a pressure on her mindset that she doesn’t get pleasure from contending with. The “FOMO” (worry of lacking out) on not competing in different professional exhibits all through the season is one thing that might continually be high of thoughts.
I’m nonetheless making enhancements, slowly however absolutely.
Kaltwasser doesn’t contemplate her legacy within the sport to be weighted solely on her Olympia performances, however her performances throughout professional exhibits all through her profession.
I can keep rather well. That’s my benefit.
Whereas she’s nonetheless on the peak of her profession, if Kaltwasser had been to retire tomorrow, her outcomes to this point would cement one of many best to ever compete within the division.
Ashley Kaltwasser’s 2022 Professional Present Outcomes
In accordance with NPC Information On-line, the Bikini Worldwide was Kaltwasser’s first professional of 2023. In 2022, she competed on a virtually month-to-month foundation and was dominant. Listed here are her outcomes:
- 2022 Bikini Olympia — Third Place
- 2022 IFBB Nevada State Professional — First Place
- 2022 Arnold Traditional UK — First Place
- 2022 IFBB Sasquatch Professional — First Place
- 2022 IFBB Patriots Problem Professional — Second Place
- 2022 IFBB Mile Excessive Professional — Second Place
- 2022 IFBB Toronto Professional Supershow — First Place
- 2022 IFBB Pittsburgh Professional — Second Place
- 2022 IFBB Wasatch Warrior Professional — First Place
- 2022 IFBB Golden State Professional — First Place
- 2022 Bikini Worldwide — Third Place
- 2022 IFBB Legends Professional — First Place
In 12 professional contests in 2022, Kaltwasser by no means completed off the rostrum.